SEOUL The top shareholder of South Korea's second-largest carrier, Asiana Airlines, said on Monday it would sell its entire stake in the debt-ridden firm to keep it afloat, sending shares of the carrier and its budget arm 30 percent higher.
SEOUL Asiana Airlines revised its accounts and said its annual loss widened after auditors raised doubts about the financial statements of South Korea's second-biggest carrier, sending its shares tumbling almost 18 percent on Tuesday.
* Asiana shares dive nearly 18 pct, shareholder Kumho sinks
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SEOUL South Korea's second-biggest carrier Asiana Airlines Inc said on Friday an independent auditor has not signed off its 2018 financial statements due to a lack of information, rendering its stock at risk of being added to a watch list.
SEOUL South Korea's exports contracted at their steepest pace in nearly three years in February as demand from its major market China cooled further in yet another sign of faltering momentum in Asia's fourth-largest economy.
SEOUL South Korea's central bank kept interest rates steady on Thursday, a widely expected decision as policymakers shift their focus to supporting an economy facing increasing pressure from falling exports and slowing global growth.
* Inflation trails target, exports seen falling for 3rd mth
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SEOUL South Korean exports likely fell the most in nearly three years in February as China demand falters, a Reuters poll showed on Tuesday, pointing to further stresses caused by the Sino-U.S. trade conflict.
SEOUL South Korea's central bank is widely expected to keep its base rate unchanged at its meeting on Thursday, though many analysts say policymakers are unlikely to cut rates this year to temper the rising stress on Asia's fourth-largest economy.
* Trade surplus hits lowest since Feb 2014
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